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Burnside Primary School, Glenlui Avenue, Rutherglen, Glasgow, G73 4JE t.  0141 634 1916  f.  0141 630 0883 e.  office@burnside-pri.s-lanark.sch.uk
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Christmas Class Hampers (added 21.11.18) 

Our Christmas Class Hampers are filling up.  All hampers will be on show at the school Christmas Fayre this Saturday (24th).  You can still make a contribution.  We will be selling raffle tickets at the Fayre and at the school shows (details tbc).  We will then raffle these wonderful hampers at one of our last shows.

Class Hamper
Room 1 - Chocolate
Room 2 - 'For Him'
Room 3 - Mexican
Room 4 - Scottish
Room 5 - Afternoon Tea
Room 6 - Sweetie
Room 7 - Italian
Room 8 - Movie Night
Room 9 - 'For Her'
Room 10 - Tea and Coffee
Room 11 - Christmas
Room 12 - Arts and Crafts
Room 13 - Baking
Room 14 - Gardening



November 2018 Newsletter (added 1.11.18) 
Please find November newsletter located within the 'Newsletters' section of the website.

Winter 2018-19 Menu (added 26.10.18) 
The new Winter 2018-19 menu will begin on Monday 29 October.  Please find copy of the new menu within the 'Quck Links' section.

October 2018 Newsletter (added 02.10.18) 
Please find October Newsletter located within the 'Newsletters' section of the website.

New Breakfast Club  (added 09.09.18)
Please remember that our new FREE Breakfast Club will start on MONDAY 10th SEPTEMBER. It will run every day in the school lunch hall, 8.15-8.45 am and will provide breakfast only (no activities, except table top games ~ all donations welcome!!). Our Cook in Charge will provide breakfasts while school staff and parent volunteers will be on hand to ensure a safe, secure environment for pupils. Entry will be from 8.15am at the lunch hall playground door at the upper playground, which can be reached via the lower or middle playgrounds. Following breakfast, pupils will then go out into their own playgrounds from 8,45am, when staff are available to supervise. If you have already returned  the reply slip issued/contacted the school office, your child already has a place allocated and you do not need to do anything more. I am sure our Breakfast Club will be a real success!

September 2018 Newsletter - (added 31.08.18) 
Please find September newsletter located within the 'Newsletters' section of this website.

2018-19 - Helpful reminders (added 26.08.18)  
Thank you for your support in helping your children settle so well to school. Staff have enjoyed getting to know their new pupils and planning the learning & teaching ahead.

Just a few reminders:-
Pupils should line up at 9 am in the playground, in their class lines.
Pupils should bring a P.E kit to remain in school for regular use.
Indoor shoes are required to be worn by all pupils indoors (these can double up as gym shoes).
A spill proof bottle of water should be brought to school daily. This can be refilled as necessary during the day.
School lunches are free to pupils P1-3 and £1.65 for pupils P4-7. Milk is 20p if required. A small snack should be brought to school for break time and we advise this should be separate from a packed lunch box for younger children as this can cause some confusion in the early days.
To minimise disruption to classes, please avoid latecoming and ends ensure your child brings everything required for school in the mornings.
The school Breakfast Club will start on Monday 10th September, 8.15-8.45pm. All pupils who have notified the school have places.
Each pupil has a named person in school who has pastoral responsibility for them. I oversee Rooms 1 – 4, Mrs. McGovern oversees rooms 5 – 8 and Mr. Campbell oversees Rooms 9 – 14.
As a ‘Park & Stride’ school we ask for safety reasons that you park as far away from the school as possible and do not park on the double yellow lines at any time. Thank you to our Community Police who continue to support us in this. Already several car registrations have been reported to the police. If you are concerned about illegal/dangerous parking please contact either myself or the Police, with the registration number. Selfish parking puts your children at risk.
Please continue to refer to our school website calendar for diary dates. We will be introducing our new School App soon; look out for details. The first newsletter will be published on the website at the beginning of September.
Kind regards.


New Breakfast Club update (added 05.08.18)
I hope everyone has been enjoying the lovely warm weather and isn't missing school too much!

I am pleased to confirm that our new FREE Breakfast Club will start on MONDAY 10th SEPTEMBER. It will run every day in the school lunch hall, 8.15-8.45 am and will provide breakfast only (no activities, except table top games ~ all donations welcome!!). Our Cook in Charge will provide breakfasts while school staff and parent volunteers will be on hand to ensure a safe, secure environment for pupils. Entry will be from 8.15am at the lunch hall playground door at the upper playground, which can be reached via the lower or middle playgrounds. Following breakfast, pupils will then go out into their own playgrounds from 8,45am, when staff are available to supervise. If you have already returned  the reply slip issued in June, your child already has a place allocated and you do not need to do anything more. If however, you missed the school information issued and would like your child/children to attend the Breakfast Club,  please inform our office staff via telephone on 0141 634 1916, from 16th August, stating children's names, classes and the days you would like them to attend. I am sure our BReakfast Club will be a real success!


Email and computer system - downtime (added 20.06.18)  
Please note, our school Refresh will commence this Friday (22 June) until the end of term.  There will be no computer access in school for pupils and staff.  We ask Parents/Carers to contact the main office via telephone (0141 634 1916) with any communications as emails will not be picked up throughout the school day.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Credit Union - final collection (added 20.06.18)  
Please note, the final Credit Union collection will be this Friday - the 22nd of June.

Lockerbie Manor day 3 (added 10.05.18)  
Well what a difference 24 hours can make.  Not one person out of their POD before 7.30 am.  I think it's safe to say having completed 5 activities on Wednesday, added with the heavy rain, the children were exhausted.  We did however wake up to a lovely sunny morning though which was very well recieved by all.

Our first activities included Jacobs Ladder, Zip Wire, Mountain biking and abseilling.  Again as the week has gone on, all staff and instructors have been impressed by the determination to face and conquer real fears.

We held a POD inspection at lunch as the growing number of clothing items either not making it to the POD room or boot room (being left at the POD door in the rain) was alarming.  The children did an excellent job at cleaning and organising their clothes.  I somehow don't think I'll be saying this tomorrow when there will be an abundance of clothes lying in the drying room unclaimed.

Tonight our groups are tackilng low ropes, raft build, mountain biking and obstacle course (another muddy one!)  We also have another birthday to celebrate - Amber's.  Although her birthday is on Friday, we will celebrate it in the final night in Lockerbie.

Fingers crossed for a smooth happy fun night tonight before you're welcomed back with smelly, wet, torn, lost clothing.  

I will attempt to continue to update the gallery over the weekend as I have literally hundreds of photos, so please keep all eyes peeled.  Mrs. McGarvey is keeping Twitter updated with videos I have taken of the children.

We will see you all tomorrow!

Lockerbie Manor day 2 (added 09.05.18)  
I start tonights blog with news I never thought I'd ever report - the girls were awake first.  Infact so early some (probably most) were awake before 5 am, ready and waiting on breakfast.  Needless to say my request to go back to bed didn't go down too well.  And as I type I know many are beginning to regret the early rise!  As for the boys - first class!  A great sleep to be had by all.

We began day 2 on a dry note.  Although chilly, it was dry.  Many of the groups today took part in the water activities.  Many were soaked through before the rain hit.  Other groups took part in the very challenging high ropes course.  I was very proud of each and individual child as they all attemped part if not all of the course.  Having done it myself, I shared some fears with them!

A few other activities included orienteering, abseiling, blind trail and tonight we have two groups taking part in the evening walk and raft build.  Unfortunately our weather has turned for the worse and tonight it is very wet and probably for most, uncomfortable.

We have a special birthday today - Ewan is 12 so we will all meet in the meeting area (which has a roof...thankfully) where we will sing happy birthday and eat some birthday cake before tuck shop, showers and most likely, an early night.

Tomorrow promises to be a better day with the weather and already we are excited about that.

I have uploaded some photos to the 'news gallery' which you can access on this webpage.  Furthermore, I have taken some videos of children taking part on activities which can be found on the Burnside Primary Twitter page.  Give it a follow!

Lockerbie Manor day 1 (added 08.05.18)  

Well, we finally made it!  After a relaxing drive on the magic bus the children arrived safe and sound in Manor Adventure.  We were greeted by some instructors who made us feel very welcome.  The children were shown to their PODs where they unpacked and very quickly started their first activity.  Our first set of activities were low ropes, orienteering and mountain biking. Shortly after we had dinner before our second and final activity for the day - evening walk, raft build and blind trail.  Having never been to the blind trail myself, what a laugh I had.  As it had been raining earlier in the day you can be assured the kids were covered from foot to toe in mud!  Some embraced it, some struggled, but it sure gave me a laugh.  

We we are a bit late with the update this evening (currently 22:18 hours) due to all the excitement.  Tomorrow it is an exceptionally early rise as breakfast will be served at 7.30 am!

We are all now in the PODs, plenty of chatting can be heard. Let’s hope for a settled night for a busy day tomorrow. 

May Newsletter (added 04.05.18) 
Please find May Newsletter within newsletters section of this webpage.